‘I am really happy at the club contrary to some people who want to be in the news’: Jose Mourinho hits back at Paul Merson after ex-Arsenal ace said he regretted becoming Tottenham boss
- Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham boss in November
- Paul Merson believes Mourinho regrets taking up the reins at north London club
- However, the Portuguese tactician has rubbished Merson’s comments
Jose Mourinho has hit back at Paul Merson by insisting he is loving life at Tottenham after taking up the reins in November despite the ex-Arsenal man’s recent claims.
Former Arsenal midfielder Merson said Mourinho regretted joining Tottenham in his Daily Star column as he was no longer ‘high-fiving ball boys’ in reference to his celebrations in his second game in charge against Olympiacos.
However, Mourinho has responded to Merson’s comments by revealing his delight at being in north London with the Portuguese already looking forward to starting pre-season with the club.
Jose Mourinho insists he is happy at Tottenham despite Paul Merson’s recent comments
Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘Contrary to some people who want to be in the news and tell things that are not true, I am really happy at the club.
‘You know me quite well, enough to know that I am really happy. Difficult? Yes, but if it was not difficult it wouldn’t be for me.
‘I like the players and who they are. I like very much the relationship I have with them. If you see a bad face from me it is because of a bad result. I cannot change myself.
‘That’s just me. The reality is that I am happy and I look forward to what is coming, and even more for what is coming next season. I want to start working with them in July.’
Merson (second left) said Mourinho regretted joining Tottenham in his Daily Star column
Merson previously wrote in his column on ‘Grumpy Mourinho’: ‘He looks like he’s thinking: “What have I done coming here?”
‘You don’t see him high-fiving ball boys now do you?’
Mourinho decided to use a free weekend due to the Premier League’s winter break to scout upcoming Champions League opponents RB Leipzig.
The Portuguese saw RB Leipzig draw 0-0 with Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich on Sunday evening.
Mourinho (wearing cap) was spotted at Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig on Sunday
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